Number Day 2018 will be Friday 2nd February 2018
We are delighted to again support NSPCC for their annual Number Day as part of a Maths focus month in school.
Children deserve an equal start in life
The NSPCC believes that all children deserve a childhood free from harm. Sadly, many children’s lives are far from happy and the NSPCC’s work is focussed on helping those children in greatest danger and distress.
The NSPCC urgently needs our support to raise money to fund their services including ChildLine, the helpline for children and young people with nowhere else to turn.
Making maths meaningful
Number Day is a great way to make maths fun and bring about a positive, “can-do” attitude towards it.
Over the coming months, the children will be taking part in some exciting new activities to encourage ‘Active Maths’.
Maths of the Day uses PE and other activities as a vehicle for reinforcing mathematical concepts that children have been taught, whilst also creating opportunities for the children to become FLUENT with number, to SOLVE PROBLEMS and to develop the skill of REASONING (all key features of the New National Curriculum for Mathematics).
Maths of the Day activities exercise the mind and the body. Research has shown that the different activities this resource provides engages pupils and helps them to retain information better, therefore increasing their attainment and achievement.
We are all looking forward to using this exciting resource.
New National Curriculum
We are currently following the new curriculum for Mathematics. Documentation has been updated and this has resulted in the creation of a new Calculations Policy and a new scheme of work.
Scheme of Work
Our scheme of work will be created using the documents below. Please click on the appropriate year group to see what your child will be learning during the current academic year. (It may also be worth looking at the curriculum for the year below and above. This will enable you to see where your child’s mathematical learning has come from and where it is moving to.)
The following documents are a child-friendly version of the Key Learning in Mathematics document. These can be used at home to discuss what the children have been covering in school as well as encouraging the children to know what their next steps are.
The staff of St Chad’s have produced a booklet for parents which goes through the different written methods that we teach in school.
If you have any questions about the methods, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or the subject leader for Mathematics (Mr Woodward).
View Written Calculations – Summary below:
The staff of St Chad’s have produced a booklet for parents which goes through different methods that we teach in school for mental calculations.
If you have any questions about the methods, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or the Numeracy Coordinator (Mr Woodward).
Summary of calculation methods for mental mathematics below:
Primary Mathematics Challenge
Year 6 take part in the Primary Mathematics Challenge each year. This is a national competition with some very challenging questions.
Although no child from St Chad’s has ever made it to the national stages, each person tries very hard to solve the problems. Have a go at a some examples which are taken from past papers.
Primary Mathematics Challenge below:
BEAM – BE A Mathematician
BEAM are a specialist mathematics education publisher, dedicated to promoting the teaching and learning of mathematics as interesting, challenging and enjoyable.
Take a look at the website, it is full of free resources and information. Resources include challenging problems and puzzles, open-ended investigations, cross-curricular activities, and resources to practise and consolidate children’s pure mathematical understanding. Use the links below to browse and download these activities.
Society of Young Mathematicians
If your child is interested in maths, then SYMS (Society of Young Mathematicians) is something that your child may like to join.
Use the link below to find out more details.